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Jack Dorsey: 2 books that influenced me most have nothing to do with business


“I love the poets,” Dorsey tells The Macro, including 19th-century American Walt Whitman, who published the first edition of ” Leaves of Grass” in 1855.

“Poetry is kind of like programming -it’s densifying very abstract concepts into a medium that allows interpretation. People can make the work their own and have better, more creative answers in life.”

Plus, Whitman is “an interesting character” and “a total entrepreneur,” adds the CEO.

“He self-published 35,000 copies of ‘Leaves of Grass.’ He was publishing it during the time of the Civil War and it’s an edgy, questioning book. It questions racial equality, sexual equality, gender equality, all in one work.”

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